Requirements and Agreement
for Submitting IBM-Written
Software and Documents to the VM Download Library
Regular IBM employees and
supplemental IBM workers who wish to submit Software and
other Documents (collectively called "Content") to the VM Download
Library for internal and external distribution should review and
comply with the following terms, conditions and procedures.
By submitting Content to the VM Download Library you agree
to the following terms and conditions.
The submissions are voluntary and no compensation is paid to
the submitter or author.
Do not submit Content unless the Content meets ALL of the following
The Content was written in its entirety as a work assignment
or job function for IBM
by regular IBM
employee(s) or supplemental IBM worker(s); and
The Content does not include any user interfaces
of other parties; and
The Content was not copied or derived from
materials of any other party; and
The Content is owned entirely by IBM; and
The Content is covered by copyrights owned entirely by IBM
(if you have any questions
whether IBM owns the Content or copyrights, then contact
your local Intellectual Property Law Department); and
The Content does not contain any confidential information or
trade secrets of IBM or any other party; and
The Content is not subject to any
known or suspected royalty obligations to others; and
The Content was not developed for another party; and
The Content was written without contractual obligation
of the author to another party.
do not submit the Content unless you
belong to one of the following categories:
You are a regular IBM
employee or supplemental IBM worker
and you are the sole author of the Content.
In your submission, state that you submitted
your Content to the VM Download Library under category 1.
You are a regular IBM
employee or supplemental IBM worker
and you are one of two or more authors of the Content.
Each other author who is currently a regular IBM employee
or supplemental IBM worker must send you a note stating
"I agree to submit (Name of Content)
to the VM Download Library for internal and
external distribution and
have reviewed and agree with the terms, conditions and procedures
of the Requirements for Submission of IBM-Written
Software and Documentation to the VM Download Library."
In your submission, identify each author and each author's
include a copy of each co-author's note
and state that you submitted your Content to the VM
Download Library under category 2.
You are a regular IBM employee, you
are not an author and no author is currently a regular
IBM employee or supplemental IBM worker.
Under these conditions, a regular IBM
employee who previously managed one author and was aware
of the conditions under which the Content was written
must send you a note stating:
"The Content was written in its entirety by regular
IBM employee(s) as part of an IBM work assignment and
meets the other criteria of part 2 of the Requirements
for Submission of IBM-Written Software and
Documents to VM Download Library."
In your submission,
identify each author and each author's job title and
state that you submitted your Content to the VM
Download Library under category 3.
You are a regular IBM employee who: (1) personally arranged to have the
Content prepared for IBM by contractor(s) or is personally familiar with
such arrangements; and (2) has verified with an IBM attorney that all
rights in such Content are held by IBM.
You are a contractor(s) who prepared the Content for IBM, and you have
verified with an IBM attorney that all rights in such Content are held
To the extent that the Content and any copyrights therein are
not already owned by IBM, the authors and copyright owners
grant to IBM an irrevocable, worldwide,
transferable, non-exclusive license,
free of any royalty or other obligations, under all
applicable copyrights, patent or other rights, to prepare
derivative works based upon the Content (without
your knowledge or approval)
and to use, execute, reproduce, lease, transfer,
transmit, distribute internally and externally, perform
and display the Content and such derivative works and to license
others to any or all such rights. The authors and copyright
owners also waive any rights in
such derivative works and copyrights therein. No compensation
is paid for such license. If requested by IBM, the authors
and copyright owners will sign the foregoing license agreement.
IBM reserves sole discretion in deciding whether to accept any
submission or delete a previously accepted submission.
IBM will not ordinarily edit or review your submission.
Remove all "IBM Internal Use Only" notices from the Content.
IBM copyright notices are required as follows for Content software:
If practical, on the first screen seen when installing the
Content software; and
if practical, at the first or most prominent display
screen when any
user first uses or accesses Content software in a session; and
if the aforementioned locations are not likely to be seen by
installers and end users at least once or are not
practical, then another likely location.
For Content manuals
and other documents ordinarily marked by IBM with a copyright
notice, an IBM copyright notice is required
on the cover, front or back of the title page or on the
page containing the edition notice.
For Content requiring a copyright statement,
use the following copyright format,
substituting the year of first
external publication of any version and then the year of
first external publication of the current version (if both are the
same year, then one instance only):
(c) Copyright International Business Machines Corporation 19xx,19xx.
All Rights Reserved.
The authors may be listed as authors in the Content, but
because IBM owns the copyrights, the Content
should not include a 'shareware' statement or a
solicitation of money or other compensation for the authors.
All Content in the VM Download Library will be distributed
on an "AS IS" basis without any warranty, so DO NOT
include any warranty.
This Agreement is governed and construed under the laws
of the State of New York, USA and under the copyright laws of
the United States of America.